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Pedal Power

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Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374305277
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - March 28th, 2017

As a cyclist who regularly commutes by bike, I run into issues with cars and traffic on a daily basis. But visiting Amsterdam and biking around was a revelation. Thanks to Allan Drummond, young readers can now get a look at why Amsterdam is such a bike-friendly city and may feel inspired to take part in local activism.

Marika


The Outer Beach

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The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic Shore Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393081305
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 9th, 2017

Finch has collected shorter pieces from his long career into a narrative as if walking the Outer Cape, from Monomoy to the Provincelands. This is a meditative book rich with close descriptions of the continuously shifting sands and the creatures encountered there.

Dale

See Robert here on May 9.


Calamities

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696270
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Published: Wave Books - September 6th, 2016

Gladman is one of our most exciting and innovative writers, stretching the boundaries of every genre and style she attempts. Calamities is a collection of short essays about everything from navigating the trivialities of daily life to the very nature of narrative and writing.  

Josh


Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love

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Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781573246989
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Published: Conari Press - May 1st, 2017

In this deeply affecting graphic memoir, Moss lays out the struggles of trying to live as her husband is dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. Her simple drawings reveal the pain and anguish her characters don't know how to express in words, making the format a perfect choice for the story.

 

Marika


Pumpkinflowers

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Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616206918
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 18th, 2017

Many consider Israel's engagement in southern Lebanon in the 90s to have been its most pointless. Friedman, a Canadian-Israeli journalist, has written a compelling account of that war, filtered through the lens of the small deserted outpost (the Pumpkin) in the no-man's land where he was stationed for his army service. Matti Friedman will be here on May 15.


David


The Nemirovsky Question

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The Nemirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300171969
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Published: Yale University Press - November 22nd, 2016

Since the discovery and success of her final novel Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky has had a resurgence in popularity and there is much interest in her life. Suleiman’s book skillfully traces Némirovsky’s rise as a writer of great talent and fame to her death in Auschwitz in 1942.  Nathan

 

Nathan


Blitzed

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Cover Image
By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328663795
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 7th, 2017

Astonishing, history-making jaw-dropper answers many curious questions about the 3rd Reich - for instance, how do you stop a blitzkrieg wherein the attacking army (including Rommel) doesn't sleep for 5 days straight and thinks itself invincible?

 

Gary


Lower Ed

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Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781620970607
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Published: New Press - February 28th, 2017

A sociologist looks at why so many turn to for-profit colleges that don't deliver -- but it's so much more interesting than that sounds, because it's really an insightful and well-written critique of pretty much all of modern life.

Sarah


Democrazy

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Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735210721
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 28th, 2017

I admit, I picked up this book expecting to enjoy reading about the downfall of a Republican congressman. Instead I read a memoir about a young, energetic man who was happy and eager to shake up the deadlocked bureaucracy that was (and still is) Washington DC. Democrazy left me feeling disheartened, but also encouraged me to spend more time engaged with someone from the "Other side."

John


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